Time left to stop Brexit and secure a People’s Vote

Response to historic Senedd vote backing a People’s Vote

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Peter Gilbey
I ddarllen yr erthygl hwn yng Nghymraeg, cliciwch yma.

Geraint Talfan Davies, Chair of Wales For Europe said:

“This excruciating process is bringing our politics into disrepute. It is also putting the whole country at risk. Yesterday’s voting in Parliament was the clearest evidence yet that the national interest is playing second fiddle to party interests. Leadership,  principle and time, all seem to be in short supply. 

“It is a small comfort that a majority in the Commons rejected the idea of crashing out of the EU with ‘no deal’, but it is a disgrace that 310 MPs voted against that amendment, leaving businesses this morning having to step up their preparations against the risk of such a catastrophic outcome. 

“It is now essential that the wholly artificial 29th March deadline is put to one side, whether or not a new referendum is called. There is now no way that the necessary legislation to leave the EU can be properly considered and passed by that date.  time. 

“Understandably, the public has little interest in the procedural labyrinth. But more and more people are now seeing that the only way in which we can attempt to put the national interest back centre stage is through a new People’s Vote.

“The Welsh Government and the National Assembly  have asserted the national interests in the strongest possible terms. They have recognised the failure of the UK Government, the catastrophic effects crashing out of the EU without a deal would be, and have finally supported the only valid option left, which is to give the decision back to the people, in a People’s Vote.

Wales For Europe and all our local groups will be redoubling our efforts in the days ahead.”